Updated February 2022
The website floridascenichighways.com is run by the Florida Scenic Highways Program with the goal of increasing awareness of Florida Byways worldwide. Florida Scenic Highways is a program of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
This Privacy Statement explains how “we”, the Florida Scenic Highways Program, collect, use, share and store information about individuals (“you”) and your interactions with our website, and choices you can make regarding interaction with the site.
We may collect and use information about you in a few ways. We receive information directly from you when you send us email, share a photo, complete a form on our Site (such as a survey or photo contest entry). We collect information electronically when you browse our Site.
There are two types of information we may collect – anonymous and personal. Anonymous information is information that cannot be used to identify you individually. We collect anonymous information automatically. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number. We collect personal information only when you give it to us. We use only anonymous information to improve our service.
What Information Do We Collect?
You can use our Site without providing us with any information other than anonymous information we collect automatically.
A. Information you provide directly
We obtain information that identifies you personally directly from you. We ask for your contact information (name, street address, email address, and phone numbers) when you enter our photo contest, or contact us for information. We use this information to communicate with you. You are providing this information to the FDOT as they are the sponsors and operators of the program. Any information collected is for the sole use of the program.
B. Information we collect electronically automatically
1. Information about your visit
2. Information About Your Location
From your IP address, we can tell generally where you are when you are accessing our Site, i.e., which city.
C. Information Third Parties Collect Electronically Automatically
1. Third-Party Cookies for Site Use Analysis: We may use third parties such as Google to help us analyze how people are using our Site. We also use the Google Analytics service to provide us with demographic data about our users, such as age and gender, on an anonymous basis.
D. Opting Out
1. Opting Out of Google Analytics
To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here for instructions.
2. Deleting cookies
To manage or delete browser cookies, please see your browser’s privacy settings.
3. Do Not Track
Some browsers have a ‘do not track’ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These plug-ins are not yet uniform, and can have unexpected effects.
Florida Scenic Highways is not tracking visitors in order to target them with ads, but only to collect anonymous user data to improve visitor experience of the website.
How To Control Cookies
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services may not work.
How is Collected Information Shared?
A. Personal Information
Personal contact information received by the program and FDOT in any form is not used to target or advertise. Personal information is only used in order to contact contest winners or others who want to communicate with the Florida Scenic Highways Program.
Links to Associated Websites
This Site contains links to third party sites not controlled by the Florida Scenic Highways program, such as our Associated Resources. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any personal information.
Security of Information
Please note that the FDOT is a Department of the State of Florida Government and as such all communications are considered public domain. Please do not provide any information you may consider private.
Changes to Privacy Statement
We retain the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.
Our Site operates in the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., please be aware that all information you provide us will be transferred to and stored and processed in the U.S. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.